I was lucky enough to be invited to one of the Hampton’s monthly Gourmet Nights in September by Geo, the Head Chef. The Gourmet Nights occur on the second Saturday of every month and feature a three course meal accompanied by live jazz.
The interior is quite simple and bare, but don’t let that put you off – the food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. We were greeted with a glass of prosecco upon arrival and led to our table which was decorated with candles and flowers.
To start, we were served a selection of cheesy canapés, my favourite being the sun dried tomatoes with goats cheese.
This was followed by a halloumi salad dressed with balsamic vinegar (a slight cheese overload by this point!) The ingredients tasted homely and the food was tasty without being overly rich.
For the main I opted for the vegetarian wellington which was definitely my favourite course of the evening – the butternut squash sauce complemented the chestnut mushrooms and winter veg in the wellington. The portions were hearty and filling.
Every course was well presented, especially the dessert which featured a crystallised caramel decoration placed on top of the chocolate fondant. The fondant itself was soft and delicate and worked really well with the coffee ice cream.
The staff were friendly and helpful, however there was some delay between courses. It is clear that the team put a lot of effort into delivering high quality food and making the best of the venue and surroundings. The pub is well suited to families, and The Hampton hosts various other themed evenings such as burger nights, pizza nights and open mic nights its worth keeping an eye out if you are ever in the area.
Hampton TW12 3RA
Phone: 020 8979 6052
|Monday to Thursday||11.00 AM – 11.00 PM|
|Friday||11.00 AM – 12.00 AM|
|Saturday||11.00 AM – 11.00 PM|
|Sunday||11.00 AM – 11.00 PM|
|Sunday Roast||11.00 AM – 04.00 PM|